Financial Services Manager

Financial Services Manager
City of Corvallis Finance Department
 Corvallis, Oregon
Job Description

Direct and mentor a team of financial professionals to ensure high performance and accountability. Foster a collaborative work environment that encourages innovation and continuous improvement. Oversee all aspects of financial operations, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting. Ensure the timely compilation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) in alignment with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to governmental entities. Develop and maintain robust financial systems and internal controls to ensure accurate financial reporting and asset protection. Manage critical financial functions such as cash management, revenue collection, and accounts payable disbursements. These tasks are illustrative only and may include other related duties.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Financial Services Division. Ensures the integrity and accuracy of all financial reporting, including the timely completion of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), adhering to GAAP and receiving an unmodified auditor's opinion.
  • Effectively supervises assigned staff. Responsible for the supervision and management of all division staff. Performs personnel duties such as selection, coaching/mentoring, training, employee/labor relations, evaluating performance, succession planning, discipline and termination. Creates and maintains an effective work environment by communicating goals and expectations for staff performance, counseling employees as appropriate, and supporting employee engagement efforts.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains advanced financial management systems to meet reporting requirements and support decision-making by City Council and community stakeholders. Leads initiatives to streamline financial operations and enhance reporting capabilities.
  • Interprets and applies Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements, GAAP, and local, state, and federal laws to establish financial policies and procedures. Oversees the development and implementation of internal controls, ensuring compliance, effectiveness, and efficiency.
  • Provides expert financial advice and strategic insights to various city departments. Manages and forecasts the city’s cash flows, oversee revenue collection processes, and ensure the robust management of accounts payable and receivable.
  • Maintains and enhances relationships with banks, credit card processors, and other financial institutions. Evaluates and adopts new banking services and technologies to improve financial operations and meet the needs of the community.
  • Proactively address complex financial management issues, providing strategic recommendations with city-wide impact. Enhances financial processes and systems to support the city’s operational and strategic goals.
  • Develops, manages, and monitors the budget for assigned budget area. Establishes and monitors appropriate department financial measures. Interprets and uses financial data to make informed business decisions.
  • Effectively promotes and implements division safety program. Complies with all safety rules and performs work is a safe manner. Ensures supervisors provide and maintain a safe working environment in compliance with Federal, State, and City health and safety guidelines and regulations.
  • Represents the City of Corvallis by responding to the public, community members, its employees, and others in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner. Regards everyone, internal and external, as a customer and delivers the best service possible in a respectful and patient manner.
  • Acts ethically and honestly; applies ethical standards of behavior to daily work activities and interactions. Builds confidence in the City through own actions.
  • Maintains effective work relationships.
  • Adheres to all City and Department policies.
  • Arrives to work, meetings and other work-related functions on time and maintains regular job attendance.

Qualifications and Skills:

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in finance or accounting; or an equivalent nine years of education, experience and/or training qualifying the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • At least two years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience is required.
  • Municipal or government finance experience is preferred but not required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Profound knowledge of financial systems, governmental accounting standards (GASB), and internal control frameworks. Ability to interpret, implement and adapt to changes in GAAP and financial reporting requirements.
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate, and manage teams. Effective at performance management, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Strong ability to manage conflicts, communicate effectively across different levels of the organization, and present financial data to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Excellent capability in managing multiple tasks and projects, analyzing complex information, and making data-driven decisions.
  • Advanced skills in database management and the use of financial software. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other technology tools necessary for the role.

Special Requirements:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, GFOA Certified Public Finance Officers certificate, or the ability to obtain such certification within the probationary period.
  • Demonstrable commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion; ability to promote equity, diversity and inclusion principles with employees in day-to-day operations. Ability to successfully use equity, diversity and inclusion principles within the department and organization-wide.
  • Demonstrable commitment to, and understanding of, sustainability and the ability to promote commitment, understanding, and use of sustainability principles by employees for day-to-day operations required. Ability to hold employees accountable for sustainability objectives.
  • Travel among City worksites, off-site meetings, and presentations.
  • The individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others in the workplace.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background and/or criminal history check.

How to Apply:

  • Qualified applicants must submit an online application located on the City of Corvallis website.
  • Position is open until filled with first review of applications after 5pm on June 24, 2024.
  • Applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter and resume with the online application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted/considered.